About keeping vitality in cosmetic skincare
Is it possible to retain a similar appearance as had in youth? It will be a more mature and seasoned appearance, but it can still reflect vitality and health.
Diet and exercise are healthy life choices that will have their positive effect on the skin, particularly the face, and, therefore, on recognition. But sometimes, it is necessary to engage other measures to correct skin issues such as wrinkles, scars, age spots and other pigmentation. Cosmetic skin care has a number of alternatives such as skin fillers, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Cosmetic skin fillers are topical injections of collagen, fat, semi-natural cultures or synthetic materials to fill skin unevenness, depressions or wrinkles. Most applications are easily conducted in the cosmetic surgeon’s office and have immediate effect with little to no downtime for recovery. Usually, such applications are temporary, requiring repeated treatment.
A chemical peel, or exfoliation, removes uneven skin in thin layers to leave a smooth surface. This treatment is effective for wrinkles and fine lines, surface discoloration, scaled and rough areas and injury or acne scars. This procedure may require very brief downtime depending on the depth of exfoliation and should always be scrupulously protected by sunscreen after treatment.
Laser resurfacing literally re-shapes the skin to eliminate an uneven surface due to lines and wrinkles, scars, sun damage and pigmented spots. The treatment removes the epidermal, or top layer of skin, heals the dermal layer and encourages new production of collagen to fill uneven skin. This treatment may require brief downtime, will likely need to be repeated in time, and should always include proper skin protection when exposed to sunlight.
All these treatments will have better success if a proper lifestyle is maintained before and after treatment. The patient should be in good health, providing personal contribution to skin care by diet and exercise. A positive, but realistic attitude about the treatments is essential. This is not a fountain of youth, but it is a positive step to improve appearance and self-esteem. Remember don’t smoke. Smoking will render the skin treatment of little consequence and possibly large, wasted investments.
If you have questions about cosmetic skincare contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.